Curated by craftivist Tal Fitzpatrick, this exhibition showcases the diverse collection of textile protest banners and video documentation created by local participants and community organisations during Six Moments in Kingston.
Taking inspiration from the story of Julie Cooper, the first woman elected to local council in 1976 and first female mayor of Moorabbin in 1982; the banners commemorate the legacy of women’s suffrage and the struggles for equal rights endured into the present day.
- Download the Crafting Resistance: Six Moments in Kingston e-Book catalogue here.
- Softcopy version available to order online here.
Tal Fitzpatrick is an Israeli born Australian artist, craftivist and researcher based in Melbourne. Driven by the power of craft to solicit the sharing of stories, Tal's textile based artwork looks to drive positive change by engaging diverse groups of people in complex conversations. Tal holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Fine Art) from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours from Griffith University.
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Image: 2015, Tal Fitzpatrick, Feminist Killjoy XOXOX, mini protest banner made using new and recycled materials, machine appliqué quilting and hand embroidery, 50 x 350cm.